1999 Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 1999

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1999 Subaru Forester repairs by problem area

Engine (48%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (11%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (4%)

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1999 Subaru Forester

Engine not specified

88000 mi

US $200
The car would not shift into drive reliably. The transmission fluid and filter were changed. Mechanic felt it would need transmission work shortly and will cost about $2000. Will probably buy a new car 
70000 mi

US $350
It makes a loud bang when starting to go from a dead stop but is not fixed. They fixed right front axel. They said that is the problem but it is not. 

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1999 Subaru Forester 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

78120 mi transmission needs replacing; decided to retire the vehicle. 

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1999 Subaru Forester 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

91000 mi

US $110
delayed forward engagement 

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1999 Subaru Forester Transmission Problems

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